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Le Banneton

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Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, French
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Rue Nokeokoumane BP 568 Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: This bakery and cafe is the Vientiane, Laos, location of the "Le Banneton...
This bakery and cafe is the Vientiane, Laos, location of the "Le Banneton" in Luang Pra Bang, Laos, location that has already been set up in reviews.
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OMG is all I can say

After a long train ride and border crossing from Thailand all we wanted is good coffee and breakfast. We found this place based on reviews and we're not disappointed. Croissants are amazing. Baguettes are exceptional. Coffee - can't be better. We enjoyed every bite. Would come back in a heart beat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Jenny G
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

After a long train ride and border crossing from Thailand all we wanted is good coffee and breakfast. We found this place based on reviews and we're not disappointed. Croissants are amazing. Baguettes are exceptional. Coffee - can't be better. We enjoyed every bite. Would come back in a heart beat. Just found out there is a location in Luang... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The croissant ordinaire are quite tasty and crispy. Together with a cup of latte for breakfast is superb

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269 reviews 269 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had eaten at le Banneton in Luang Prabang and were excited to try the one in Vientiane as well. Surprisingly, the croissants were not quite as good at this location. Even early in the day at breakfast, they weren’t particularly fresh. The rest of our breakfast was fine and we particularly enjoyed the good coffee. Unlike the location in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This cafe saved my few mornings in Vientiane. The breakfast at my hotel was simply uneatable - so I strolled down the street and luckily stumbled into this magic little spot. Here I enjoyed croissants with melted cheese and ham and very good black coffee over the next two mornings.. Their lemonade was great too!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent cafe/bakery with a very nice ambiance and selection of French breads, cakes and pastries. Very nice coffee. Very nice breakfasts. The place to be for brunch! Very popular so be prepared to wait for a table during busy times especially brunch on weekends.

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Vientiane, Laos
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. High quality simple food and amazing pastries make it one of my two favourite places for breakfast in Vientiane. I find myself missing my breakfasts here when I am overseas, is that not a good enough recommendation? Also, for those that like it, the best lemon juice I have had thus far in... More 

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Pyongyang, North Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As many things in this part of the world, this is a place where an European expatriate can go to find the taste of "home". Good French bakery and very nice location.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Coffee was good. Macarons were so good and delightful. I was tempted to buy a baguette, but forgot to eat while it's hot. I end up throw it away.

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San Carlos, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

A nice choice of croissants (chocolate, almond, ham) tartes (apple, apricot) and cakes. I had a ham croissant and latte for 33,000 kip ($4.15). Nice relaxing ambience, you hear a lot of french being spoken by the customers. There are flags of Laos and France hanging side-by-side.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

According to Lonely Planet, this should be the best place for a croissant. We tried both the beurre and ordinaire one and they were both ok but quite tough. Croissant d'Or was way better. Americano coffee was good but the cappuccino on the table next to us definately didn't look that good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Nokeokoumane BP 568 Ban Mixay, Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, French

Description

This bakery and cafe is the Vientiane, Laos, location of the "Le Banneton" in Luang Pra Bang, Laos, location that has already been set up in reviews.

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